Revelation 4:7-11

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In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”

Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” - Revelation 4:7-11

Dear Jesus,

What a grand picture in heaven that shows that all creation and the church in heaven completely realize that you are worthy of praise and glory for your holiness and power. You created all things. In Romans 1, you tell us that your creation on earth shows your divine power and attributes. Here in this vision, your creation in heaven proclaims the same. All this makes me live in greater awe of your right to govern our lives and to judge them in the end. We are all a product of your mind and hand. Give me holy respect for your creative ownership of me and everything else around me. I know that you will judge all creatures at the end of their lives and if you had not come to save, I would be doomed. Because of your grace I can love and respect the beautiful natural world because I know that the awesome mind that invented it all, also invented redeeming grace for those of us who have fallen from your image. Oh Jesus, you are worthy of all the praise you exploit in heaven.


Pastor Don Patterson

Everyone in heaven gets how wonderful Jesus is. Pray those on earth do too before it's too late for them.